This week we looked at the parable of the great banquet. There is something really important in this story that you need to consider. Who was the banquet open to?
Mat 22:10 “So the servants went out into the streets and gathered all the people they
could find, the bad as well as the good, and the house was filled with guests”.
The banquet was open to the outcast, poor, crippled, lame, rejected, unseen and ignored. Crucially it was open to the bad as well as the good.
So what qualifies you to come to the banquet?….
1. The invitation of the King
2. The fact that you were hungry and said yes.
That’s it. That’s all.
This parable is telling us the shocking truth that the Kingdom of God is not a Kingdom for the RIGHTOUS or the PRIVALEDGED or the SUCCESSFUL, it’s a Kingdom for the HUNGRY, and it’s open to all those who say YES.